He said on air of 112 Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.
"The times are very dynamic. I believe that each Ukrainian should possess weapon and be able to save or protect life in troubled time," he said.
Matios confirmed he wears his service weapon on him all the time, as allowed by his military status.
"This is my service weapon. I have the right to wear it, possess it, and use it," he said.
Matios added he only used the weapon in a shooting club and at a firing range.